Author: Sydney Burns

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Sydney Burns

Sydney is a sophomore majoring in English and comparative literature and is one of Onward State's contributors. She is always reading and will spend too long trying to explain her current read to you. On campus, she the passionate president of the Comparative Literature club and a member of Triota. For more literary musings, follow her on Twitter @sydneyymburns or email her at [email protected].


Alum’s $3.2 Million Gift To Fund Arboretum Expansion, Student Scholarship

The gift will finance a student scholarship and a seven-acre expansion to the Arboretum's gardens.


Penn State Alum Donates $250,000 To Found New Shaver’s Creek Aviary

At 97 years old, Klingsberg just donated $250,000 to Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center to help create a new aviary so others can share in his love of birds.

Student Life

Students Could Win Cash Through Voluntary Health Survey

The survey hopes to improve student welfare programs and services at Penn State by gathering information on student preferences and their health behaviors.


Chemistry Fraternity Alpha Chi Sigma Donates $1.5 Million Toward Scholarships

Three of the fraternity's alumni each donated $500,000 to support scholarships for undergraduate students in need.


Penn State Extends Library Hours For Finals Week, Fall & Winter Break

Penn State's Pattee and Paterno libraries are adjusting their hours over the next few weeks as students head to break and get ready for final exams.


Penn State’s 2020-21 Research Expenditures Near $1 Billion

Penn State's research expenditures for the 2020-21 fiscal year totaled $993.1 million -- a 1.5% increase from the previous year.

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